The current wave of attacks on migrants by governments in the US and Europe underlines the new centrality of racism in current Western politics and the developing links between Donald Trump and Europe’s far-right.
On 26 June Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez achieved a sensational victory in the primary election to be the Democratic Party’s candidate for New York’s 14th Congressional district at this November’s midterm elections.
US President Trump seems to be stumbling towards a trade war. At the same time a large section of the current UK government seems intent of crashing out of the EU without a deal.
Together Against Trump –
National demonstration and rally, Friday 13 July
So Trump met Kim and secured his place in the history books as the first sitting US president to meet a leader of the DPRK, but where this emerging ‘peace process’ will actually go is anyone’s guess!
The US issuing almost simultaneously a series of economic ‘demands’ to China, and withdrawing from the nuclear arms agreement with Iran and re-imposing sanctions on that country, has now led to very wide layers understanding that actions by the US administration are at present attempting to de facto impose an international ‘economic dictatorship’.This is a sharp turn in international opinion because this understanding goes far beyond those who are opponents of the US or are in general favourable to China.